Wish List

Home life is at the heart of a L’Arche Community. The different members of a community are called to be one body. They live, work, pray and celebrate together, sharing their joys and their suffering and forgiving each other, as in a family. -L’Arche Charter


A gift from our wish list sends the message that you care about the unique needs of each person in L’Arche. We strive to provide each home with the necessary tools to develop a healthy home life through nutritious meals, clean and comfortable rooms, and social activities that strengthen ties in the community.


Note: In order to protect our homes from bed bugs, we are no longer able to accept donations of used furniture or area rugs. We can still accept gently used items that can be cleaned or put on high heat in the dryer.



All homes:

  • Gift certificates for restaurants, movies, grocery stores, or gas stations


Euclid house wishes:

  • Baking sheets*
  • Pyrex baking dish
  • Sheets for twin beds
  • Blender
  • DVD/VCR player (for core person’s bedroom)*
  • Folding shopping cart
  • Certificates (Groupon or Living Social) for two-night getaways, musicals, sporting events, and movie/dinner packages


6th St. house wishes:

  • Desk chair with arms for core person’s room
  • Handheld vacuum
  • Movie tickets (for 10)
  • Gift cards to Target, Michael’s, Home Depot, and Silver Diner
  • New grill
  • New kitchen knives
  • Regular sized vacuum


Ontario house wishes:

  • We could always use art supplies, especially paints and tablets and markers
  • 2 nonstick pans for frying eggs and other goodies
  • cookie sheets
  • a new blender
  • Piano tuning
  • gift cards to Target, movies, Harris Teeter


Highland house wishes:


A word from Highland House:
Thank you for being interested in supporting our home in this way.  Please use the links provided for purchasing what our home needs.  These specificities are due to various needs, including accessibility needs.  We appreciate you being part of our mission.
  • *Highest Priority: EcoFiltro — Painted Ceremic “Agua”
    • This water filter will enable more people in our home to support themselves with getting water when they desire.  Additionally, we will save money by not having to buy new water filters every month.  We can use that money we save to do fun things like go out to dinner… with you!  This filter is also environmentally friendly and supports some friends of ours who live in Antigua, Guatemala.  
  • *Time Shares or 2-3 Night Get-a-Ways or Vacation Homes that are preferably accessible by wheelchair.  This form of donation, including money or Groupons intended toward this gift, enable us to relax, grow as a family, and continue encountering our broader community.
  • *Pool Pass (preferably for multiple people), or funding for so core people can remain active, especially during winter months
  • *1 (One) Refrigerator for our basement.  This fridge helps us store food for everyone living in our home and for our many guests who we enjoy hosting throughout the week.  MAXIMUM MEASUREMENTS: H:60-61in, W:24in, D:30-31in
  • Outside Furniture/Equipment
  • Beach Towels
  • Bath Towels
  • 2 (Two) Bath Mats
  • 1 (One) Hand-Held Vacuum for cleaning our vans and tight places in our rooms.
  • 2 (Two) Sets of Twin Sheets 
  • Tickets or Funding for Nationals Games or other local community events such as Rugby Matches, Hockey Games, Football, Soccer, Disney on Ice, Certain Plays/Musicals
  • Gift Cards:
    • Restaurants–Stray Cat*, Lost Dog, Baskin Robins, Dairy Godmother*, Silver Diner*, North Side Social, Bangkok 54
    • Others–Costco*, Target*, Michaels craft store, Home Depot, AMC and Regal theatre gift cards


*Items with highest priority.

To coordinate drop-off or for shipping addresses, contact Sarah at 202.232.5349 or [email protected]